Date(s) - July 21, 2016 - July 22, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) will produce “Man of La Mancha” for its upcoming 65th summer season, one that they have dedicated to the memory of long-time artistic director Bob Winters, according to a news release. The show was one of his favorite works.
With book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh, “Man of La Mancha” is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” a story of a man whose impossible dream takes over his mind, as he sets off on a campaign to restore the age of chivalry, battle evil, and right all wrongs, according to the show licensee’s website.
“Ohio Valley Summer Theater is thrilled to produce ‘Man of La Mancha’ for its 65th season,” said Carol Patterson, OVST’s artistic director and long-time OVST board member, in the release. “By dedicating the 2016 season in honor of Bob Winters’ impact on OVST and the Athens arts community, OVST will truly have much to celebrate this coming summer.”
OVST’s production of the show will take place in Ohio University’s Forum Theater in Athens July 21 through Aug. 7. A 65th season celebration of OVST is being planned and will be launched sometime during the run of the show.